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Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2024: 'Oshi No Ko' & 'The First Slam Dunk' Triumph!

In a thrilling celebration of animation, the Tokyo Anime Award Festival (TAAF) revealed the winners of its coveted Animation of the Year awards. 'Oshi no Ko' emerged victorious in the television category, while 'The First Slam Dunk' dazzled audiences in the animated film category.

Individual Excellence Recognised
The festival also honoured outstanding individuals whose contributions have significantly shaped the anime landscape. Takehiko Inoue, renowned for his iconic creations such as 'Slam Dunk,' 'REAL,' and 'Vagabond,' clinched the Original Work/Screenplay category.

In a remarkable feat, Inoue also secured the Director Category for his work on 'The First Slam Dunk.' Animator extraordinaire Takeshi Honda, acclaimed for his craftsmanship in productions like 'Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo' and 'Den-noh Coil,' was awarded in the Animator Category. Meanwhile, Daiki Nakazawa, the visionary behind the stunning visuals of 'The First Slam Dunk,' triumphed in the Background/Colouring/Visual Category. The captivating soundscapes of 'Oshi no Ko,' 'Frieren: Beyond Journey's End,' 'Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch From Mercury,' and 'BEASTARS (TV 2)' earned musical duo YOASOBI the Sound/Performance Category accolade.

Anime Fan Favourite
Adding an interactive element to the festival, the Anime Fan award was bestowed upon 'IDOLiSH7 the Movie LIVE 4bit BEYOND THE PERiOD,' capturing the hearts of fans with an impressive 75,589 votes.

A Celebration of Innovation and Creativity
The judges carefully deliberated amongst titles released between October 1, 2022, and September 30, 2023, showcasing the diverse range of talent and creativity within the anime industry.

Save the Date: Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2024
Mark your calendars for March 8-10, as anime enthusiasts and industry professionals alike prepare to converge at the Tokyo Anime Award Festival, celebrating innovation, creativity, and the enduring magic of animation.

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